Video surfaced on Wednesday of a Hanukkah song penned by an unlikely author, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah).

Hatch, who is Mormon, wrote in honor of the Jewish holiday that begins on Friday at sundown. The video was published by Tablet, a Jewish magazine. The song was performed by Rasheeda Azar.

At the :50 second mark of the video, Hatch flashes a mezuzah necklace, a traditional piece of Judaica. 

This is not the first time Hatch wrote a song this year. He wrote a tribute ballad to his close friend, the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) after his death in August.

A man on the set comments at the 2:05 mark "All it is is a hip-hop Hanukkah song written senior senator from Utah. That's all it is."


Eight Days of Hanukkah from Tablet Magazine on Vimeo.